"We will open the book. It's pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Speaking of new years resolutions. . .both of us gals decided to give knitting a whirl this year.
The madness of knitting started last September on our trip up north when Lacey fell in love with a knitted sampler afghan. "Santa" was certainly paying attention and delivered the book, needles and some supplies to both gals over Christmas. Our goal is to have a project or two done before the year ends so hopefully we'll be able to share some knitting progress with you all in the near future!
One of Lacey's new years resolutions was to get this snowflake quilt done. It was started during the state shop hop a couple of years ago and was pushed to the side because we ran out of the fabric. It was put into a box with what was thought to be enough fabric to finish the quilt top and after one good long new years day of sewing it is finished. . .almost. Lacey ran out of outer border fabric for the top & bottom and thankfully found a chunk under our shop cutting counter to finish!! Hopefully with a good start like this it'll be finished, quilted & bound soon!!!
Darci's new years resolution was to have her shop samples for Woolie Wednesday done a few days before the group meets and to have her second Generations quilt rows done a few days before the group meets. Both Lacey & Phyllis give her a month or two tops to keep the plan. Time will tell I guess. . .
Both of us gals decided after Christmas to work on a class offering for after the first of the year. The quilt above is the color selection that Darci chose to work on using a "planned" color combination.
This project will be a class called "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"
as it is geared towards using up that stash we all have accumulated at home. The quilts can easily be sized up or sized down and finish as a nice big lap sized quilt.
Lacey chose 12 different fabrics--not necessarily coordinating and put all of her pieces in a brown paper bag and forced herself to sew whatever color she grabbed out. Although we were not impressed and laughed a lot during the assembly of this quilt we were both pleased by its finished outcome!!
Papillon in Prayers for a Friend
The quilt above is our prayer shall quilt. Block Party Studios has a wonderful prayer shall printed panel that is perfect for sewing with charm squares. One prayer shall panel and 2 of your favorite charm packs will sew up a wonderful lap size quilt for yourself or a friend in need of some comforting verses. We chose to use the new Papillon fabrics by Moda's 3 sisters as it is so soft, subtle and tranquil with it's flowers, colors & butterflies. We also quilted the top and then added Chenille-It on all of the seams and around the inner border.
This work in progress didn't quite make the "finished" list yesterday but hopefully after a good day of quilting today it will be done. This quilt is also out of the 3 Times the Charm book and features the new fabrics by Cosmo Cricket called "Salt Air" This is all around a fun charm pack with fun designs and cheery colors to warm anyone up on a cold winter day!!